CBS and FOX have released their broadcast pairings for the 2011 NFL season, and there are some familiar faces at the forefront. Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead the way for CBS, while Joe Buck and Troy Aikman headline for Fox. Because America loves vanilla, apparently.
The full list of pairings is after the jump.
You can read more at Sports Illustrated, but here are the names to know.
First, from CBS:
1. Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (analyst).
2. Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (analyst).
3. Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (analyst).
4. Marv Albert (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (analyst).
5. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcotts(analyst).
6. Bill Macatee (play-by-play) and Steve Tasker (analyst).
7. Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Steve Beuerlein (analyst).
8. Don Criqui (play-by-play) and Randy Cross (analyst).
And then from FOX:
1. Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Pam Oliver (sideline).
2. Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (analyst), Tony Siragusa (sideline).
3. Thom Brennaman (play-by-play), Brian Billick (analyst) and Laura Okmin (sideline).
4. Dick Stockton (play-by-play) and John Lynch (analyst).
5. Chris Myers (play by play) and Tim Ryan (analyst).
6. Ron Pitts (play-by-play), Jim Mora (analyst).
7. Sam Rosen (play-by-play), Chad Pennington (analyst).
8. Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Charles Davis (analyst) and Tim Brewster (analyst).
Just seeing his name made me mad, and pairing him with Daryl Johnston and Kenny Albert somehow takes a mind-numbing problem and compounds it. But you know what? It doesn't feel like football season till I'm bitching about Tony Siragusa, so hooray!